Toolbox Murders ★★★★

A couple less muggy, caricaturized comedy bits and a couple more thoughtful dramatic considerations (such as, what is Nell's obligation to respond? And what keeps her from banging on the walls or doors herself at the sound of injurious violence? Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 manages to comment on this idea of "bystanding" and personal response to a much more proactive extent. Why is she safe from the killer's advances and why are actors and artists the sole fodder in the entire first act?), and this could've been m-piece status. Authentically enigmatic when it counts.

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